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Marseille Players Left With 'Strangle Marks' After Nice Ultras Storm Pitch

Nasir Jabbar


Marseille Players Left With 'Strangle Marks' After Nice Ultras Storm Pitch

Luan Peres and Matteo Guendouzi were left with 'strangle marks' after Nice ultras stormed the pitch to fight Marseille players.

Nice vs. Marseille descended into chaos when Dimitri Payet was struck by a bottle from the home crowd in the second half of their league clash.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The former West Ham star reacted angrily, launching the bottle back where it came from which prompted a mini riot.

Nice fans entered the field of play and attempted to confront the Marseille team.

The situation eventually eased, but not without some brutal blemishes suffered by three Marseille players.

Peres and Guendouzi showed off their 'strangle marks' following the brawl and it does not look pleasant.

Payet was also left with a mark from where the fan threw a bottle at his back.

Nice were leading Marseille 1-0 at the time of the remarkable scenes, with the game abandoned in the 76th minute after the away side refused to resume the match.

Under LFP (Ligue de Football Professionel) rules, Nice should be awarded a 3-0 win as Marseille have failed to complete the rest of the fixture.

But reports claim Marseille will take action with the LFP to get this reversed.

Speaking after the despicable scenes, Marseille president Pablo Longoria said: "We need to set precedents for French football.

"The referee was with us, he confirmed that to us, that safety was not assured.

"His decision was to abandon the match, but the LFP decided to restart the match. It is not acceptable for us."

Featured Image Credit: RMC

Topics: Marseille, Football, Dimitri Payet

Nasir Jabbar
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